Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2)


Gain the skills you need to successfully implement and troubleshoot the most common industry standard protocols. Our lab-intensive course, Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2) Version 1.2, builds on the Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS) course. It teaches you how to deploy best practices used in security and wireless technologies for todays industrial networks.

This course prepares you for the exam, Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies Certification (200-601 IMINS2) and the Cisco Certified Network Associate Industrial (CCNA Industrial) certification. This course is job and role-specific, enabling students to achieve competency and skills to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot industry standard network protocols as well as wireless and security technologies. Learn how to make full use of current infrastructures while developing a converged platform for flexibility to support future business outcomes. IMINS2 exposes you to multiple industrial network technologies.


This course is designed for IT and operations technology (OT) professionals as well as control engineers involved with the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of networked industrial products and solutions for the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Process Control
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other industries as applicable


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Expand small- to medium-sized networks with WAN connectivity
  • Describe IPv6 basics
  • Identify Cisco industrial networking solutions
  • Describe Cisco Industrial Ethernet switches, Rockwell Automation Stratix switches, and Cisco Connected Grid switches and routers
  • Interpret design and drawings
  • Recognize zone and cell topologies
  • Install industrial network components
  • Deploy industrial network components
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks on the network
  • Troubleshoot network and control issues


  • Understand the functions of the OSI Layers and TCP/IP Model
  • Recognize the difference between Enterprise and Industrial Networks
  • Troubleshoot common issues found in Layers 1,2,3 of the OSI Model
  • Describe the functions and components of EtherNet/IP Protocols
  • Configure and troubleshoot CIP on Cisco and Stratix Switches
  • Describe the functions and components of the PROFINET Protocol
  • Configure PROFINET Protocols on Cisco Industrial Ethernet Devices
  • Troubleshoot Common PROFINET Issues
  • Identify common network threats and resolutions and configure basic security components (Access Lists and AAA Features)
  • Configure a Wireless Network within an Industrial Environment

  OUTLINE: Managing Industrial Networks for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2)

Module 1: Industrial Networking Concepts and Components

  • Contrasting Enterprise and Industrial Environments
  • Configuration Tools for Industrial Ethernet Switches
  • Exploring Layer 2 Considerations
  • Layer 2 Resiliency Using Spanning-tree Protocol
  • Layer 2 Resiliency Considerations
  • Layer 2 Multicast Control and QoS
  • Exploring Layer 3 Considerations

Module 2: General Troubleshooting Issues

  • Troubleshooting Methodologies
  • Troubleshooting Layer 1
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Issues
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 Issues

Module 3: EtherNet/IP

  • Exploring Ethernet/IP Communications
  • Exploring Hardware Capabilities
  • Exploring CIP Sync, CIP Motion, and CIP Safety
  • Exploring Embedded Switch Technology
  • Configuring Stratix Switches

Module 4: Troubleshooting EtherNet/IP

  • Identifying Common EtherNet/IP Issues
  • EtherNet/IP Troubleshooting Methods and Tools

Module 5: PROFINET

  • Describe PROFINET Functionality and Connection Method
  • Describing Basic PROFINET Devices

Module 6: Configuring PROFINET

  • Enabling and Prioritizing PROFINET at L2
  • Integrating Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches

Module 7: Troubleshooting PROFINET

  • Identifying PROFINET Troubleshooting Methods
  • Exploring PROFINET Troubleshooting Tools

Module 8: Exploring Security Concerns

  • Overview Of Defense-in-Depth Strategy
  • Controlling Access and Network Traffic

Module 9: 802.11 Industrial Ethernet Wireless Networking

  • Understanding 802.11 Networks
  • Industrial WLAN Design Considerations


  • Connecting to the remote LAB environment
  • Configuring 802.1q Trunks
  • Configuring and Applying Custom Smartports Macros
  • Configuring and Applying EtherChannel
  • Configuring Resilient Ethernet Protocol
  • Configuring Resilient Ethernet Protocol Features
  • Configuring & Verifying Storm Control
  • Verify IP IGMP Snooping
  • Configure QoS settings
  • Using IOS Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Endpoint Device Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 Inter-Switch Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Broken REP Segment
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3
  • Perform a Packet Capture
  • Troubleshoot Network Issues
  • Configure CIP on Industrial Switches
  • Troubleshooting EtherNet/IP Communication Issues
  • Configuring PROFINET Support
  • Troubleshoot PROFINET Communication Issues
  • Configure Port Security Mechanisms
  • Configure AAA Authentication using Cisco ISE and 802.1x